Tag Archives: sports

FIFA On Trial: More Evidence of Corruption

Qatar’s World Cup back in the firing line.

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Cleaning Up the Olympics?

On efforts to disentangle the incestuous and seemingly inseparable relationship between sports and politics.

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Will Trump Surrender the Olympic Games to Macron?

Will Trump fight for the 2024 games, or will he concede 2024 for 2028 and appear magnanimous for the first time in his life?

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How to Save the Olympic Games from Extinction

Paris in ’24, LA in ’28, then go multi-city: The Olympic games needs a fix before it’s too late.

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A Rare Saudi-Iranian Détente: No Soccer, Please!

When sports loses its conflict-transcending character: Saudi and Iranian religious scholars agree that football poses a threat.

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Brazil: The Economics of the Rio Olympics 2016

There’s still over four months to go until the August 5 opening, but the Olympic stopwatch is already ticking for Rio 2016.

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The True Genius of America’s Sports Empires

Unlike FIFA, professional teams in the U.S. have no need to resort to criminality or corruption to enrich themselves.

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FIFA and Company: The New Mafia?

Can we clean up corruption in major sports around the world?

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Barclays Premier League: The New Roman Circus?

How the bosses of English football are using an ages-old concept to globalize entertainment for the masses.

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Chelsea and Beyond: How the Rich Will Destroy Soccer

The excess of capital pouring into professional soccer will inevitably bring about its demise.

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